Astraeus role for Iron Maiden singer

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has been named as marketing director of Gatwick-based airline Astraeus.

The rock singer and commercial pilot is part of an expanded commercial team at the carrier, which leases aircraft and crew to a range of airlines including British Airways and Bmi.

Dickinson flies Boeing 737s and 757s for Astraeus in between gigs by the heavy metal band. The appointment is designed to free up more time for the Icelandic-owned carrier’s commercial director Shaun Monnery.

The airline said increases in its commercial team came as a result of the “rapid growth” in the business. Astraeus is a 100% subsidiary of the Eignarhaldsfelagid Fengur travel group which also owns the airline Iceland Express.

Icelandic based travel group that also owns Iceland Express in Iceland.

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